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KSN Podcast: Penn State news on Senior Day, NFL draft talk and more

Penn State has a big matchup ahead with No. 14 Michigan arriving to play in front of a “White Out” crowd at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions and Wolverines are squaring off on Senior Day in Happy Valley, which again has raised questions about the futures of NFL draft-eligible players Austin Johnson and Christian Hackenberg. They will not take part in Senior Day festivities but are potentially playing the last…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State-Michigan football preview

Penn State enters Saturday’s contest against No. 14 Michigan as a four-point underdog in search of its first signature win of the season. The Nittany Lions are coming off a much-needed bye week and playing in front of a “White Out” crowd, creating two advantages over Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines, who are 8-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big Ten and gearing up for a rivalry game against Ohio State in Ann…

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KSN Podcast: ‘Tucker’s Tape’ eyes the significance of Penn State’s bye week

Penn State enters a pivotal final two-game stretch against Michigan and Michigan State having been afforded a week off to rest, get healthy and prepare. The Nittany Lions are coming off a disappointing road loss to Northwestern and look for win No. 8 with two ranked foes ahead. Analyst and former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker joined Dustin Hockensmith on the Keystone Kickoff Show to shed light on the players’…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting overview, a look at PSU-Pitt rivalry

Penn State has 19 commitments in its 2016 recruiting class as the end of the season approaches. It’s a group that is loaded with nine offensive and defensive linemen but could still improve with a number of high-profile targets still left on the board. Tre Nixon, Jordan Fuller and Damar Hamlin highlight the target list for James Franklin and his staff. But Franklin also has work to do with a…

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KSN Podcast: Talking Penn State football with Jeff Rice of Lions 247

Penn State is 7-3 going into its bye week, most recently losing a heartbreaker to Northwestern on the road last week. Coach James Franklin has had 10 weeks to evaluate his roster, develop young players reconsider game plans that have often been subject to criticism. So, how has the staff done so far? Jeff Rice of Lions 247 joined Bob Flounders and Greg Pickel on this week’s Keystone Kickoff Show…

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KSN Podcast: Young Penn State players to watch down the stretch

Penn State got big contributions late last season from the likes of true freshmen Troy Apke and Grant Haley, which propelled them into bigger roles for their sophomore campaigns in 2015. They became vital parts of the rebuilding program moving forward, along with classmates such as Chris Godwin, Jason Cabinda and Marcus Allen. The Nittany Lions could be in the market for young help again this season, or at least…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting during the bye week

Penn State gets a much-needed week to rest in advance of the “White Out” game against Michigan after a run of nine straight games to open the season. For the Nittany Lions coaching staff, the week off also affords them time to watch film, evaluate targets and make recruiting trips. The timing of the bye week could be good with the highly anticipated contest against the Wolverines looming. The “White…

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KSN Podcast: Penn State news on Jordan Lucas, Carl Nassib and more

Penn State suffered a blow to its secondary this week with the announcement that senior safety Jordan Lucas would miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury. While the ailment disrupted Lucas’ season, it might not have derailed his quest to make an NFL roster, as he has a fifth-round draft grade and now earns an invitation to the Senior Bowl to his credit. Teammate Carl Nassib also received a…

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